One of my favorite things about living in the suburbs is the easy access to superstores -- you know, those behemoths of retail wonder, where you can have your oil changed, your hair done, your eyes examined and complete your grocery shopping -- all in one store. It's wonderful to be able to take care of several errands with one trip.
Like the retail superstores, our Product Marketplace provides you with nearly every type of heat processing equipment -- all in one location. Flip through the pages, as you would wander the aisles, or turn straight to the section you want, just as you would head just to the department you want in that superstore. In this issue, you will find more than 200 product and literature descriptions as well as advertisements. And while the equipment, systems and supplies are available exactly as described, many also can be customized to suit your specific needs. That means if you think it might work, it's worth a call to the manufacturer to describe your application in detail. To make that easy for you, we've included phone numbers and web addresses with each of the product listings in this guide. You can put the Internet to work for you by going directly to the web sites of those companies in which you are interested. Or, if you would just like some literature for later, you can use the Reader Action Card bound in the magazine. We've made the Reader Action Card good for the next 12 months.
More OnlineIf, after looking through the products in this issue, you still can't find what you need, consider using our online Equipment Overviews. Offered exclusively on this site, www.process-heating.com, our interactive Equipment Overviews cover nine key equipment categories -- ovens, convection and conduction heaters, temperature controllers, burners, heat exchangers, infrared heaters, heat transfer fluids, dryers and temperature sensors -- as well as engineering assistance topics of testing facilities and heat processing consultants.
Each online Equipment Overview includes an advanced search function that allows you to select an “and” or “or” search. If you select “and,” the advanced search function finds only those companies that meet all of the criteria you select from the checklist. If you select “or”, the search function will find all of the companies that meet at least one of your criteria. You also can use built-in hyperlinks to suppliers' sites to quickly get a closer look at a potential supplier. And, you can submit Reader Service requests online if you would just like to receive literature. To try it out, point your browser to www.process-heating.com and click on “Locate Suppliers Using Our Equipment Overview.”
Explore the process heating superstore without the hassle of parking. We promise a comprehensive selection that should help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Editor & Associate Publisher